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    Hello, new member here. Looking for some honest opinions on how the SNS pickups sound in a Les Paul Classic. I am still playing the original pickups that came in it and looking to upgrade (1996 model). I mostly play classic and bluesy rock. TIA

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    Welcome to the forum!

    I've used the SNS set in both Les Pauls and SGs, and if there is a more blues rock-centered pickup, I don't know what it is. It drives the amp a little harder and has a snarl to it, and I think that is exactly what is needed for that kind of music.
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    I'm also wondering the same. Thinking about putting the SNS set in my Dean Caddy. Do you think these pups are also good for harder rock and metal with lots of gain/distortion? Seems like the neck is a little brighter and would keep things from being too woofy/muddy in the neck, which I like, with a little more low end beef in the bridge.

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    Have you watched the demos on the Seymour Duncan youtube channel? The Les Paul sounds great, but the SG demo sounds incredible

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbn5TCA6Hr4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLsIe5EQqQ




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    I use hte bridge pickup in my PRS and it's fantastic. Just the right amount of beef and crunches beautifully. Also backs off with the volume control well (important to me).

    Pretty great all around pickup.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    Thanks for the recommendations! I bit the bullet and ordered a set this morning!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lortathunder View Post
    Thanks for the recommendations! I bit the bullet and ordered a set this morning!
    Let us know how this turns out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    I've used the SNS set in both Les Pauls and SGs, and if there is a more blues rock-centered pickup, I don't know what it is. It drives the amp a little harder and has a snarl to it, and I think that is exactly what is needed for that kind of music.
    Is there a trembucker version?
    Who took my guitar?

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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    yes there is. i have two sets with tb bridges

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    Actually the trembucker version has to be special ordered. No biggy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cdwillis View Post
    Have you watched the demos on the Seymour Duncan youtube channel? The Les Paul sounds great, but the SG demo sounds incredible

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zbn5TCA6Hr4


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toLsIe5EQqQ




    For some reason the youtube embedded videos aren't working for me, but the URLs are up there
    Yeah well, a far advanced player and world class studio production account for most of the differences undoubtedly.

    The SG video absolutely drips with the good stuff, fo sho!

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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    Yeah, a Trembucker isn't in the regular production list, but it might be a Shop Floor Custom.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    didnt know what i had was so special

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy View Post
    didnt know what i had was so special
    It depends on what night you bought it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mincer View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    I've used the SNS set in both Les Pauls and SGs, and if there is a more blues rock-centered pickup, I don't know what it is. It drives the amp a little harder and has a snarl to it, and I think that is exactly what is needed for that kind of music.
    Interesting... how would you compare them to a set of Pearly Gates? (Similarities/differences)

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    I love the neck one. Very much like a classic Gibson T-Top (which I think are great pickups – generally better sounding than P.A.F.s IMO, and extremely consistent, unlike P.A.F.s). Haven't tried the bridge yet...at least not in one of my own guitars.
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    Thinking on getting a set for my Sg eventually... the clips sound great! I was thinking on useing a 59 for the neck but I might just get both SNS.

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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    I do loke the SNS set for an SG over any other vintage-type pickup.
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    Default Re: Opinions on Saturday Night Specials

    Darth Phineas has a nice review on his site, comparing it as kind of a juiced up Seth Lover.
    I can understand that comparison. It's a nice bridge pickup.
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